Posted by: Jeanie F | October 2, 2009

To Blog or Not to Blog…

OK, I’ve thought about this a long time. In fact, I’ve even established blogs for very specific reasons – for students in the school district where I work, for my book club, for online courses I’ve offered to teachers. But in the back of my mind, I’ve known that I wanted something more personal. This is it!

In The Bookaholics’ Guide to Book Blogs, Rebecca Gillieron and Catheryn Kilgarriff ask this question:

Do book lovers blog because they are naturally verbose, or is it that people who love books are essentially quiet loners who like nothing more than working quietly all day in front of a screen, and curling up with a book at home in the evening? If so, the book blog [gives] readers a chance to break out of the solitary confinement of reading, and reach out to fellow readers.

Can’t we be both? I don’t think the ideas of being naturally verbose and essentially quiet loners are mutually exclusive, so I’ll go on record now – I am a verbose, yet quiet, loner. Who says we can’t have it all?


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